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The work of a public health engineer
  • Published Date:
    October 1951
  • Source:
    CDC Bull. 1951Oct;10(10):18-20.
  • Series:
    CDC bulletin ; v. X, no. 10, p. 18-20
  • Language:
    English
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    The position of public health engineer is a continuation and expansion of that of the sanitary engineer who has mainly been concerned with water supply and liquid waste disposal problem s. In addition to these, the public health engineer is concerned with any factor of the environment which affects the health of the individual or the family. His interests have expanded to include milk and food control; so lid waste collection and disposal (garbage and refuse); insect and rodent control; elimination of nuisances; swimming pool, camp, and resort sanitation ; school sanitation ; industrial hygiene; air pollution; and housing and city planning. Each year brings new discoveries and challenges in this already wide field. The job of the public health engineer is one of the most varied and interesting in the public health field. Not only can he apply his engineering knowledge in solving public health problems in his field, but he also has an opportunity to exercise his abilities as an administrator and executive.

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